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New drug to combat measles developed

New drug to combat measles developed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 19:16

Scientists have developed a novel antiviral drug that may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and also prevent them from spreading the virus to others.

Global measles deaths hit record low: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 05:04

The global annual measles mortality reached historic low with vaccination expanding steadily, WHO said in a statement Thursday.

Brazil to produce measles vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 19:11

Brazil will produce measles vaccine for export to African, Asian and Latin American nations, the country`s top health official said here.

Cambodia launches campaign against measles, rubella

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 14:16

Cambodia has introduced a new vaccine in its national immunisation campaign Monday which aims to protect children against two viruses -- measles and rubella -- in a single dose.

Nigeria to immunise 35 million children against measles

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 09:31

Nigeria is set to immunise an estimated 35 million children against measles this month, an official said here Thursday.

Measles alert in Texas

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 18:45

Health authorities in the US state of Texas have issued a measles alert due to a sharp increase in the number of cases this year.

Vitamin-A given to children to prevent measles

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 14:07

Health officials in Ganjam district of Odisha have launched a drive to administer vitamin-A dose to children in measles-hit Dasiamaripalli and villages within its five-km radius.

Measles toll in Pakistan`s Punjab rises to 146

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 23:35

Two more people died of measles Saturday in Pakistan`s Punjab province, raising the number of deaths in the region to 146, officials said.

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